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Easter Island Mystery Solved? [Gif]

For centuries, scientists have tried to solve the mystery of how the colossal stone statues ofEaster Islandmoved. Now there”s a new theoryand it rocks.

An illustration of ancient Easter Islanders

The multi-ton behemoths traveled up to 11 miles (18 kilometers) from the quarry where most of them were carved, without the benefit of wheels, cranes, or even large animals.
Scientists have tested many ideas in the past, figuring that the islanders must have used a combination of log rollers, ropes, and wooden sledges. Now a pair of archaeologists have come up with a new theory: Perhaps the statues, known asmoai,were “engineered to move” upright in a rocking motion, using only manpower and rope.

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“”We know the truth,”” say the indigenous Rapanui. “”The statues walked.””

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Date: 05/02/14 10:54 AM

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  1. Profile photo of ElectricEye
    ElectricEye Male 40-49
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    May 2, 2014 at 9:30 am
    Link: Easter Island Mystery Solved? - ``We know the truth,`` say the indigenous Rapanui. ``The statues walked.``
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    May 2, 2014 at 11:00 am
    Shuffled
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    May 2, 2014 at 11:19 am
    Or perhaps "sashayed"
  4. Profile photo of normalfreak2
    normalfreak2 Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2014 at 11:30 am
    Wasn`t aliens

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    robthelurker Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2014 at 11:33 am
    cool.
  6. Profile photo of Evil_Eye
    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2014 at 12:13 pm
    Or not.
  7. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 2, 2014 at 12:48 pm
    @Evil_Eye: That`s after they got there, they were quarried quite a distance away, eh?

    I thought this was known for a few years now?
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    May 2, 2014 at 1:00 pm

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    747Pilot Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2014 at 1:39 pm
    we`ll have to get time travel to find out for sure.. or time viewing at least..
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    spanz Male 50-59
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    May 2, 2014 at 2:01 pm
    that was pretty convincing....but we all know it was aliens.
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    May 2, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    There`s a bigger mystery here ...




  12. Profile photo of KLouD
    KLouD Male 30-39
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    May 2, 2014 at 7:16 pm
    5Cats is right. In fact this was posted on this site over 3 years ago. Unless someone has a better way of doing it I`m sticking with this.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2014 at 12:04 am
    It`s Easter Island...They were delivered by a giant bunny.
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
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    May 3, 2014 at 12:19 am
    The legends have always said that the statues "walked" to their locations. This pretty much cinches that.

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